Publications & Resources

Academic freedom-related reports, guidelines, scholarly works and other resources by Scholars at Risk and its partners

Free to Think 2023
Free to Think 2023 is the ninth installment of an annual report by SAR's Academic Freedom Monitoring Project and looks at 409 attacks on higher education communities around the world.

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SAR Annual Report 2021-2022
The Summary Report on Activities outlines Scholars at Risk’s annual activities for the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022. It covers the growth of our global network and our core work in protection, advocacy, research & learning

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  Scholars at Risk presents our 2023 Annual Report. This report describes our efforts to protect scholars and promote academic freedom. The report covers our activities during the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023, and includes

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Free to Think 2022
Free to Think 2022 is the eight installment of an annual report by SAR's Academic Freedom Monitoring Project and looks at 391 attacks on higher education communities around the world.

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SAR Annual Report 2020-2021
  The Summary Report on Activities outlines Scholars at Risk’s annual activities for the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021. It covers the growth of our global network and our core work in protection, advocacy, research &

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How to Host Workshop: Hosting Considerations
In this recorded segment of the 2022 How to Host workshop, hosting considerations are covered to include best practices and advice on identifying a SAR scholar, preparing for a scholar’s arrival, supporting a scholar during a visit, and roles of

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Free to Think 2021
Free to Think 2021 is the seventh installment of an annual report by SAR's Academic Freedom Monitoring Project. The report analyzes 332 attacks on higher education communities in 65 countries and territories around the world between September 1, 2020 and

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Researchers at Risk: National-Level Actions in Europe
In August 2021, the Inspireurope project published Researchers at Risk: National-Level Actions in Europe, led by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Philipp Schwartz Initiative and the PAUSE Programme. The report gathers the experiences of 14 national-level initiatives in Europe supporting researchers at risk. The aim

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Getting Involved Brochure
Universities, colleges, and other institutional members of the SAR Network have a variety of opportunities to make a difference in protecting threatened scholars and strengthening the university space. The Getting Involved brochure provides  a birds-eye view of the various opportunities

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20th Anniversary Report
The 20th Anniversary Report marks SAR’s first 20 years of protecting threatened scholars and promoting everyone’s freedom to think, question, and share ideas.

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Academic Self-Censorship Survey
SAR is partnering with Al-Fanar Media on a new survey to determine the extent of academic self-censorship in the Arab region. Professors, researchers, lecturers, and students in or from the region are invited to complete the survey here, and to

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Free to Think 2020
Free to Think 2020 is the sixth installment of an annual report by SAR's Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, analyzing attacks on higher education communities around the world between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.

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Report of the 2020 SAR Global Congress
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share a summary report on the 2020 SAR Global Congress under the theme Truth Power & Society: The Promise of Higher Education in Challenging Times, an online program on 26-27 March 2020, including appearances

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Virtual Resources
In the midst of these uncertain times, we want to stay connected with one another and support our members as we navigate this new normal. Scholars at Risk is rooted in our community, and we remain dedicated to serving not

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